Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has said that the 53 extra jobs created by Mayo companies supported by the local enterprise offices is proof the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is delivering locally. Deputy O’Mahony also said he was confident that local employment would continue to increase as the economic recovery takes hold.
He said: “It is great to see the local enterprise offices supporting local companies and helping to create local jobs, with 53 of extra jobs in Mayo in 2014 as a result. One of the priorities of the Government and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, has been the establishment of a system of local enterprise offices to provide a ‘first-stop shop’ system of enterprise supports to start-ups and small businesses across the country.”
He continued: “This has meant that all categories of business, including sole traders, micro businesses, and small and medium sized companies, have access to Government supports and advice. Nationally 4,012 extra jobs have been created by companies supported by the local enterprise offices. Our Action Plan for Jobs is working with over 90,000 jobs added since its launch in February 2012. More jobs is the number one priority of Fine Gael in government. We’re aiming for 40,000 extra this year and a return to full employment by 2018, two years ahead of target.”
Dep O’Mahony concluded: “Unemployment is the main source of inequality and unfairness in our society today. More jobs mean less tax for people working and more revenue to provide better services. Recovery is starting to take hold in every part of the country but the work isn't finished yet. The recovery is fragile and many people are still not feeling it in their daily lives. We can't risk slipping backwards through political instability.”